Now Commenting On:

Brewers make three selections in Rule 5 Draft


The Milwaukee Brewers today selected three players in the Rule 5 Draft at the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida.
Left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang was selected in the first round of the Major League phase off the Triple-A Indianapolis roster of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wang, 21, went 1-3 with a 3.23 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) for the Rookie Gulf Coast League Pirates last season. He struck out 42 batters compared to just 4 walks in 47.1 innings pitched and held opponents to a .209 batting average. A native of Taitung City, Taiwan, Wang was originally signed by Pittsburgh as a non-drafted free agent on October 3, 2011.
Center fielder Kevin Mattison was selected in the first round of the Triple-A phase off the Double-A Jacksonville roster of the Miami Marlins. Mattison, 28, batted .216 with 7 HR, 31 RBI and 18 stolen bases with Triple-A New Orleans last season. He was originally drafted by the Marlins in the 28th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
Third baseman Vinnie Catricala was selected in the second round of the Triple-A phase off the Double-A Midland roster of the Oakland Athletics. Catricala, 25, was traded from Seattle to Oakland on June 9, 2013. He batted a combined .235 with 7 HR and 47 RBI in 109 games between Double-A Jackson and Double-A Midland last season. Catricala, who was drafted by Seattle in the 10th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Hawaii, was named the Mariners' Minor League Player of the Year in 2011.
The Brewers did not lose a player in the Rule 5 Draft.


Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español